Shea butter is a natural emollient that comes from the seed of the African shea tree. It’s an all natural vitamin A cream that is an excellent moisturizer with many healing properties. The cream is a soft beige color that easily melts into the skin. Shea butter can be used to heal eczema, blemishes, sunburn, insect bites, skin allergies and dermatitis. It also makes a wonderful shaving cream, balm for wrinkles, dry skin and stretch marks.
The best kind of shea butter to use is raw shea butter. Raw shea butter which hasn’t been over-processed still maintains the integrity of the nutrients. Eu’Genia Shea butter products are all natural and the company is a family business with roots in Ghana, Africa and the United States.
Eu’Genia is dedicated to providing fair wages to the women who work for them. They also donate 15% of their profit to an educational fund to benefit the same women. The products found on Eu’Genia’s website come in three different formulas. The first formula is an everyday shea product which is good for everyday use. The second formula is for pregnant women and stretchmarks. The third formula is dermatological strength shea, for recent scarring or surgery. Each formula has a different amount of shea butter in it. The everyday shea has a smaller amount than the pregnancy formula, and the dermatological strength has the most shea.
Shea butter is a very healthy, beneficial moisturizer which can be used on almost any kind of skin trouble, from dry skin to eczema. It has a low spf and will continue to be a very well sought after product for women everywhere.